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DATA Communications Management

TSX:DCM
Snowflake Description

Mediocre balance sheet and slightly overvalued.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
DCM
TSX
CA$10M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. CA
  3. Commercial Services
Company description

DATA Communications Management Corp. provides business communication solutions in North America. The last earnings update was 89 days ago. More info.


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  • DATA Communications Management has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
DCM Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-18.2%
TSX:DCM
1.6%
CA Commercial Services
1.1%
CA Market
1 Year Returns
-68.3%
TSX:DCM
-6.3%
CA Commercial Services
6.6%
CA Market
DCM Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
DATA Communications Management (DCM) -18.2% -45.1% -67.4% -68.3% -77.4% -99.1%
CA Commercial Services 1.6% 5.5% 0.9% -6.3% 3.2% -27.7%
CA Market 1.1% 2.5% 2.8% 6.6% 8.7% 8.7%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • DCM underperformed the Commercial Services industry which returned -6.3% over the past year.
  • DCM underperformed the Market in Canada which returned 6.6% over the past year.
Price Volatility
DCM
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

DCM Value

 Is DATA Communications Management undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of DATA Communications Management to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for DATA Communications Management.

TSX:DCM Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Extrapolated from most recent financials. See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 13.9%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year CA Government Bond Rate 1.9%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for TSX:DCM
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year CA Govt Bond Rate 1.9%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Commercial Services Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.66
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.66 (1 + (1- 26.5%) (1313.29%))
5.043
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
2
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.95% + (2 * 5.96%)
13.87%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for TSX:DCM using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for DATA Communications Management is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

Note: Free cash flow to equity valuations ignore the company's cash or debt.

TSX:DCM DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (CAD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 13.87%)
2020 16.96 Est @ 37.97% 14.89
2021 21.56 Est @ 27.16% 16.63
2022 25.79 Est @ 19.6% 17.47
2023 29.47 Est @ 14.3% 17.53
2024 32.60 Est @ 10.6% 17.03
2025 35.21 Est @ 8% 16.15
2026 37.38 Est @ 6.18% 15.06
2027 39.22 Est @ 4.91% 13.88
2028 40.80 Est @ 4.02% 12.68
2029 42.18 Est @ 3.4% 11.51
Present value of next 10 years cash flows CA$152.00
TSX:DCM DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2029 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= CA$42.18 × (1 + 1.95%) ÷ (13.87% – 1.95%)
CA$360.79
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= CA$360.79 ÷ (1 + 13.87%)10
CA$98.46
TSX:DCM Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= CA$152.00 + CA$98.46
CA$250.46
Equity Value per Share
(CAD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= CA$250.46 / 21.52
CA$11.64
TSX:DCM Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (CAD) From above. CA$11.64
Current discount Discount to share price of CA$0.45
= -1 x (CA$0.45 - CA$11.64) / CA$11.64
96.1%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price DATA Communications Management is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is CA$0.45 vs Future cash flow value of CA$11.64
Current Discount Checks
For DATA Communications Management to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • DATA Communications Management's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • DATA Communications Management's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for DATA Communications Management's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are DATA Communications Management's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
TSX:DCM PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-06-30) in CAD CA$-0.11
TSX:DCM Share Price ** TSX (2019-11-12) in CAD CA$0.45
Canada Commercial Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 9 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 12.92x
Canada Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 515 Publicly-Listed Companies 14.64x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of DATA Communications Management.

TSX:DCM PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= TSX:DCM Share Price ÷ EPS (both in CAD)

= 0.45 ÷ -0.11

-4.04x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • DATA Communications Management is loss making, we can't compare its value to the CA Commercial Services industry average.
  • DATA Communications Management is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the Canada market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does DATA Communications Management's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
TSX:DCM PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -4.04x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
North America Commercial Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 37 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 1.39x
Canada Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 232 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.05x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for DATA Communications Management, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on DATA Communications Management's assets?
Raw Data
TSX:DCM PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-06-30) in CAD CA$0.14
TSX:DCM Share Price * TSX (2019-11-12) in CAD CA$0.45
Canada Commercial Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 21 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 0.85x
Canada Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 2,291 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.27x
TSX:DCM PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= TSX:DCM Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in CAD)

= 0.45 ÷ 0.14

3.18x

* Primary Listing of DATA Communications Management.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • DATA Communications Management is overvalued based on assets compared to the CA Commercial Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess DATA Communications Management's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Commercial Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Commercial Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. DATA Communications Management has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

DCM Future Performance

 How is DATA Communications Management expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as DATA Communications Management has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

Show me the analysis anyway

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
59.7%
Expected Commercial Services industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is DATA Communications Management expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare DATA Communications Management's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare DATA Communications Management's earnings growth to the Canada market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare DATA Communications Management's revenue growth to the Canada market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
TSX:DCM Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
Canada Commercial Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 59.7%
Canada Commercial Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10%
Canada Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 11.2%
Canada Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
TSX:DCM Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in CAD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
TSX:DCM Past Financials Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-06-30 304 19 -2
2019-03-31 313 21 0
2018-12-31 323 17 2
2018-09-30 318 17 -1
2018-06-30 313 14 -3
2018-03-31 308 12 -2
2017-12-31 290 4 -6
2017-09-30 282 7 -37
2017-06-30 277 2 -38
2017-03-31 274 6 -36
2016-12-31 278 10 -32
2016-09-30 291 4 14

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if DATA Communications Management is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if DATA Communications Management is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
TSX:DCM Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (4 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from DATA Communications Management Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

TSX:DCM Past Financials Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) EPS *
2019-06-30 -0.11
2019-03-31 0.01
2018-12-31 0.11
2018-09-30 -0.05
2018-06-30 -0.15
2018-03-31 -0.13
2017-12-31 -0.38
2017-09-30 -2.56
2017-06-30 -3.01
2017-03-31 -3.07
2016-12-31 -2.89
2016-09-30 1.71

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if DATA Communications Management will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Take a look at our analysis of DCM’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  2. DATA Communications Management's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Commercial Services companies here
  3. DATA Communications Management's competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess DATA Communications Management's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Canada market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Canada market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
DATA Communications Management has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

DCM Past Performance

  How has DATA Communications Management performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare DATA Communications Management's growth in the last year to its industry (Commercial Services).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • DATA Communications Management does not make a profit even though their year on year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare DATA Communications Management's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare DATA Communications Management's 1-year growth to the CA Commercial Services industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
DATA Communications Management's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from DATA Communications Management Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

TSX:DCM Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-06-30 304.25 -2.40 63.77
2019-03-31 312.80 0.16 65.98
2018-12-31 322.77 2.25 66.48
2018-09-30 317.74 -1.05 66.63
2018-06-30 313.03 -2.96 66.46
2018-03-31 307.92 -2.35 64.25
2017-12-31 289.53 -6.21 61.60
2017-09-30 281.60 -36.86 59.77
2017-06-30 277.23 -37.66 58.34
2017-03-31 273.88 -36.09 56.87
2016-12-31 278.36 -32.11 56.20
2016-09-30 291.18 14.41 55.93
2016-06-30 299.46 14.52 56.38
2016-03-31 303.19 -16.16 56.36
2015-12-31 304.58 -19.17 56.97
2015-09-30 303.94 -31.00 57.25
2015-06-30 307.95 -27.39 57.24
2015-03-31 311.27 2.55 57.58
2014-12-31 313.18 4.48 57.30
2014-09-30 314.95 -19.97 57.86
2014-06-30 310.95 -41.98 58.33
2014-03-31 312.00 -45.89 59.35
2013-12-31 316.96 -45.83 60.47
2013-09-30 321.73 -64.67 61.72
2013-06-30 327.74 -44.31 62.06
2013-03-31 332.53 -40.16 62.75
2012-12-31 336.32 -37.45 63.85

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if DATA Communications Management has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • DATA Communications Management used its assets less efficiently than the CA Commercial Services industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • It is difficult to establish if DATA Communications Management improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess DATA Communications Management's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Commercial Services industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
DATA Communications Management has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

DCM Health

 How is DATA Communications Management's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up DATA Communications Management's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • DATA Communications Management is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • DATA Communications Management's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of DATA Communications Management's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.3x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from DATA Communications Management Company Filings, last reported 4 months ago.

TSX:DCM Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in CAD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-06-30 3.04 61.85
2019-03-31 7.11 61.84
2018-12-31 7.51 66.90
2018-09-30 8.60 67.54
2018-06-30 7.48 67.56
2018-03-31 5.08 61.64
2017-12-31 -5.40 66.00
2017-09-30 -2.73 62.53
2017-06-30 -3.26 59.36
2017-03-31 -10.15 70.98 1.84
2016-12-31 -9.94 46.12 1.54
2016-09-30 21.24 48.69
2016-06-30 23.05 43.55 1.00
2016-03-31 20.02 53.06 0.82
2015-12-31 19.02 54.01 0.87
2015-09-30 -13.45 87.53 3.15
2015-06-30 -11.48 88.34 3.51
2015-03-31 17.49 89.12 1.99
2014-12-31 18.41 90.10 0.81
2014-09-30 16.97 92.21
2014-06-30 16.93 97.07
2014-03-31 17.10 95.50
2013-12-31 18.08 96.02 0.48
2013-09-30 38.31 101.34
2013-06-30 58.98 98.14
2013-03-31 62.19 98.66
2012-12-31 62.11 101.03
  • DATA Communications Management's level of debt (2032.6%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (526.9% vs 2032.6% today).
CASH RUNWAY ANALYSIS

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

  • Whilst loss making DATA Communications Management has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains the current positive free cash flow level.
  • Whilst loss making DATA Communications Management has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by -40% per year.
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Financial health checks
We assess DATA Communications Management's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. DATA Communications Management has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

DCM Dividends

 What is DATA Communications Management's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from DATA Communications Management dividends.
If you bought CA$2,000 of DATA Communications Management shares you are expected to receive CA$0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate DATA Communications Management's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate DATA Communications Management's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
TSX:DCM Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
North America Commercial Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 43 Stocks 1.7%
Canada Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 331 Stocks 3.5%
Canada Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.2%
Canada Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 2%
Canada Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

TSX:DCM Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in CA$) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2015-08-10 0.000 0.000
2015-05-07 0.000 0.000
2015-03-10 0.000 0.000
2015-03-05 0.000 0.000
2014-11-06 0.000 0.000
2014-08-08 0.000 0.000
2014-05-15 0.000 0.000
2014-03-10 0.000 0.000
2014-03-06 0.000 0.000
2013-08-08 30.000 37.969
2013-05-08 30.000 15.837
2013-03-06 30.000 14.166
2012-12-13 65.040 32.438
2012-11-16 65.040 30.053
2012-10-16 65.040 21.370
2012-09-18 65.040 16.555
2012-08-16 65.040 15.258
2012-07-19 65.040 14.983
2012-06-14 65.040 14.996
2012-05-17 65.040 13.474
2012-05-09 65.040 12.854
2012-01-19 0.650 0.129
2012-01-16 65.040 14.175
2011-12-16 0.650 0.171
2011-11-17 0.650 0.193
2011-10-18 0.650 0.190
2011-09-20 0.650 0.201
2011-08-18 0.650 0.154
2011-07-19 0.650 0.150
2011-06-16 0.650 0.126
2011-05-17 0.650 0.107
2011-04-19 0.650 0.108
2011-03-17 0.650 0.099
2011-02-16 0.650 0.098
2011-01-18 0.650 0.095
2010-12-17 1.159 0.176
2010-11-18 1.159 0.180
2010-10-19 1.159 0.170
2010-09-21 1.159 0.169
2010-08-19 1.159 0.178
2010-07-20 1.159 0.163
2010-06-17 1.159 0.159
2010-05-18 1.159 0.157
2010-04-20 1.159 0.139
2010-03-18 1.159 0.127
2010-02-16 1.159 0.150
2010-01-19 1.159 0.174
2009-11-17 1.159 0.198
2009-10-20 1.159 0.218
2009-09-22 1.159 0.232
2009-08-18 1.159 0.285
2009-07-21 1.159 0.352
2009-06-18 1.159 0.339
2009-05-19 1.159 0.308
2009-04-16 1.159 0.308
2009-03-19 1.159 0.389
2009-02-17 1.159 0.344
2009-01-20 1.159 0.274
2008-12-18 1.159 0.273
2008-11-18 1.159 0.303

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  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as DATA Communications Management has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if DATA Communications Management's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of DATA Communications Management's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as DATA Communications Management has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess DATA Communications Management's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.2%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can DATA Communications Management afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. DATA Communications Management has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

DCM Management

 What is the CEO of DATA Communications Management's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Greg Cochrane
COMPENSATION CA$851,873
TENURE AS CEO 1.4 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Gregory J. Cochrane, also known as Greg, serves as Executive General Manager of Nz at K&S Corporation Limited. Mr. Cochrane serves as General Partner at Graoch Associates Limited Partnership. He has been a Managing Partner of VRG Capital Corp. since 2011. He has been a Communications Consultant since January 2001 for various Canadian and American companies. He served as the President of DATA Communications Management Corp. since November 26, 2016 until April 08, 2019 and Chief Executive Officer and Director since June 7, 2018. He served as a General Manager of NZ at K&S Corporation Limited. He more than 40 years of experience investing in and holding senior leadership and governorship roles of, public and private growth companies and not-for-profit entities. He is a private equity investor focused on mid-sized companies. He built and managed Mariposa Communications and Promotions from 1981 to April 1997. His earlier experience included marketing and product management roles with General Electric in Toronto and SC Johnson. Mr. Cochrane served as a Managing Partner with Mosaic Group Inc., from April 1997 to January 2001. He serves as a Member of CEO Advisory Board at Lumira Capital Corp. In 2015, he became a lead investor and Director of Jones Brown Insurance. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Kensington Capital Partners Limited and Clarus Securities. He served as a Director of Lise Watier Holdings Inc. He has also been involved at the operational and board levels in a number of businesses including Lise Watier Cosmetics, Future Bright Insurance Corp., Thistle Printing, MPH Printing and Capri Media Group. He served as Director at Pareto Corporation Inc. since June 26, 2002 until 2010. Mr. Cochrane served as a Director of Wheels Group Inc. from January 19, 2012 to July 29, 2014. He served as a Director of Greenfield Financial Group Inc. He is a founding donor of the Centre for Business Venturing at Queen's University and is a member of the Business School's Advisory Board. He served on boards for groups and associations such as Junior Achievement, The Down Syndrome Association of Toronto, The Canadian Business Hall of Fame, St. Josephs Health Centre and several others. In 1992, Mr. Cochrane received Canada’s 125th Commemorative Anniversary medal for volunteerism in the community. He has experience in He has an M.B.A. from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario and a BBA in Business from Bishops University in Lennoxville, Quebec.

CEO Compensation
  • Greg's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Greg's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Canada.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure of the DATA Communications Management management team in years:

1.5
Average Tenure
  • The average tenure for the DATA Communications Management management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

Greg Cochrane

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
CA$852K
TENURE
1.4 yrs

Mike Coté

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
CA$632K
TENURE
0.6 yrs

James Lorimer

TITLE
CFO & Corporate Secretary
COMPENSATION
CA$709K
TENURE
4.5 yrs

Chris Lund

TITLE
Chief Creative & Innovation Officer
COMPENSATION
CA$563K
TENURE
1.5 yrs

Ralph Misale

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Operations

Kevin Lund

TITLE
Senior VP & Chief Brand Officer
TENURE
1.5 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the DATA Communications Management board of directors in years:

3.4
Average Tenure
63.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the DATA Communications Management board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

J. R. Ward

TITLE
Independent Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
CA$118K
AGE
55
TENURE
3.4 yrs

Greg Cochrane

TITLE
CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
CA$852K
TENURE
1.4 yrs

Bill Albino

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
CA$87K
TENURE
7.3 yrs

Derek Watchorn

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
CA$81K
AGE
76
TENURE
3.4 yrs

Mike Sifton

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
CA$893K
AGE
59
TENURE
4.6 yrs

Jim Murray

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
CA$78K
TENURE
3.4 yrs

Merri Jones

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
CA$24K
AGE
68
TENURE
1.4 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • More shares have been bought than sold by DATA Communications Management individual insiders in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (CA$) Value (CA$)
27. Aug 19 Buy Kevin Lund Individual 22. Aug 19 26. Aug 19 50,000 CA$1.03 CA$50,692
27. Aug 19 Buy Christopher Lund Individual 22. Aug 19 26. Aug 19 74,000 CA$1.00 CA$73,884
24. Jun 19 Buy Kevin Lund Individual 21. Jun 19 21. Jun 19 15,200 CA$1.38 CA$20,976
22. Jun 19 Buy Kevin Lund Individual 20. Jun 19 20. Jun 19 9,200 CA$1.38 CA$12,696
21. Jun 19 Buy Kevin Lund Individual 19. Jun 19 19. Jun 19 14,100 CA$1.40 CA$19,558
21. Jun 19 Buy Michael Coté Individual 19. Jun 19 19. Jun 19 10,000 CA$1.40 CA$14,000
19. Jun 19 Buy Kevin Lund Individual 17. Jun 19 17. Jun 19 5,100 CA$1.40 CA$7,140
19. Jun 19 Buy Michael Coté Individual 17. Jun 19 17. Jun 19 10,000 CA$1.40 CA$14,000
11. Jun 19 Buy Kevin Lund Individual 10. Jun 19 10. Jun 19 5,000 CA$1.27 CA$6,350
11. Jun 19 Buy Michael Coté Individual 05. Jun 19 05. Jun 19 10,000 CA$1.25 CA$12,500
11. Jun 19 Buy Merri Jones Individual 05. Jun 19 05. Jun 19 4,700 CA$1.25 CA$5,875
10. Jun 19 Buy Kevin Lund Individual 05. Jun 19 07. Jun 19 71,960 CA$1.27 CA$90,035
10. Jun 19 Buy Merri Jones Individual 06. Jun 19 06. Jun 19 1,800 CA$1.25 CA$2,250
05. Jun 19 Buy Kevin Lund Individual 03. Jun 19 04. Jun 19 30,450 CA$1.30 CA$38,780
05. Jun 19 Buy Michael Coté Individual 03. Jun 19 04. Jun 19 30,000 CA$1.29 CA$38,400
05. Jun 19 Buy Merri Jones Individual 03. Jun 19 03. Jun 19 13,500 CA$1.21 CA$16,322
05. Jun 19 Buy Gregory Cochrane Individual 03. Jun 19 03. Jun 19 5,000 CA$1.25 CA$6,250
10. Dec 18 Buy Michael Sifton Individual 06. Dec 18 07. Dec 18 22,000 CA$1.09 CA$23,842
04. Dec 18 Buy J. R. Ward Individual 30. Nov 18 30. Nov 18 11,100 CA$1.13 CA$12,543
28. Nov 18 Buy Gregory Cochrane Individual 27. Nov 18 27. Nov 18 10,000 CA$1.21 CA$12,050
28. Nov 18 Buy Michael Sifton Individual 26. Nov 18 26. Nov 18 30,000 CA$1.16 CA$34,785
22. Nov 18 Buy Gregory Cochrane Individual 21. Nov 18 22. Nov 18 40,000 CA$1.25 CA$48,940
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Management checks
We assess DATA Communications Management's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. DATA Communications Management has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

DCM News

Simply Wall St News

Should DATA Communications Management Corp. (TSE:DCM) Focus On Improving This Fundamental Metric?

Check out our latest analysis for DATA Communications Management How Do I Calculate Return On Equity? … The formula for return on equity is: Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity Or for DATA Communications Management: 2.3% = CA$163k ÷ CA$7.1m (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2019.) It's easy to understand the 'net profit' part of that equation, but 'shareholders' equity' requires further explanation. … Combining DATA Communications Management's Debt And Its 2.3% Return On Equity It seems that DATA Communications Management uses a lot of debt to fund the business, since it has a high debt to equity ratio of 8.70.

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Is DATA Communications Management Corp. (TSE:DCM) Better Than Average At Deploying Capital?

Analysts use this formula to calculate return on capital employed: Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets - Current Liabilities) Or for DATA Communications Management: 0.088 = CA$12m ÷ (CA$203m - CA$73m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2019.) So, DATA Communications Management has an ROCE of 8.8%. … How DATA Communications Management's Current Liabilities Impact Its ROCE Short term (or current) liabilities, are things like supplier invoices, overdrafts, or tax bills that need to be paid within 12 months. … DATA Communications Management's ROCE is improved somewhat by its moderate amount of current liabilities.

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What Kind Of Shareholders Own DATA Communications Management Corp. (TSE:DCM)?

Check out our latest analysis for DATA Communications Management TSX:DCM Ownership Summary, May 31st 2019 What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About DATA Communications Management? … Insider Ownership Of DATA Communications Management While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. … Private Company Ownership Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 9.6%, of the company's shares.

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Are DATA Communications Management Corp.’s (TSE:DCM) High Returns Really That Great?

Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), in the hopes of getting some insight into the business. … Return On Capital Employed (ROCE): What is it? … Analysts use this formula to calculate return on capital employed:

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Should You Take Comfort From Insider Transactions At DATA Communications Management Corp. (TSE:DCM)?

We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. … So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in DATA Communications Management Corp. … The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At DATA Communications Management.

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Does DATA Communications Management Corp (TSE:DCM)'s Capital Return Make The Cut?

and looking to gauge the potential return on investment in DATA Communications Management Corp (TSE:DCM). … Therefore, looking at how efficiently DATA Communications Management is able to use capital to create earnings will help us understand your potential return. … Investors use many different metrics but the analysis below focuses on return on capital employed (ROCE).

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Could DATA Communications Management Corp's (TSE:DCM) Investor Composition Influence The Stock Price?

If you want to know who really controls DATA Communications Management Corp (TSE:DCM), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. … DATA Communications Management is a smaller company with a market capitalization of CA$29m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. … View our latest analysis for DATA Communications Management

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What Should Investors Know About DATA Communications Management Corp's (TSE:DCM) Capital Returns?

and want to begin learning the link between DATA Communications Management Corp (TSE:DCM)’s return fundamentals and stock market performance. … Therefore, looking at how efficiently DATA Communications Management is able to use capital to create earnings will help us understand your potential return. … Investors use many different metrics but the analysis below focuses on return on capital employed (ROCE).

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Are DATA Communications Management Corp's (TSE:DCM) Interest Costs Too High?

Investors are always looking for growth in small-cap stocks like DATA Communications Management Corp (TSE:DCM), with a market cap of CA$36.01m. … However, an important fact which most ignore is: how financially healthy is the business?

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Who Owns DATA Communications Management Corp (TSX:DCM)?

This level of ownership gives retail investors the power to sway key policy decisions such as board composition, executive compensation, and potential acquisitions. … Private Company Ownership Potential investors in DCM should also look at another important group of investors: private companies, with a stake of 17.95%, who are primarily invested because of strategic and capital gain interests. … Institutional ownership level and composition in DCM is not high nor active enough to significantly impact its investment thesis.

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DCM Company Info

Description

DATA Communications Management Corp. provides business communication solutions in North America. It offers print production solutions, such as print-on-demand, Web-to-print, commercial printing, and process improvement solutions, as well as wide-format printing services; and content and workflow management solutions comprising marketing and retail campaign management, variable composition, e-forms and e-presentment, and digital asset management services. The company also provides data management, data analytics, and process improvement services; direct marketing solutions, including direct mail, variable print/personalization, and email marketing services; forms/labels GPS/RFID tracking, custom application, and prime-label packaging solutions; logistics and fulfillment solutions consisting of inventory management and improvement, as well as distribution and fulfillment services; and regulatory communications services. It serves the energy, lottery and gaming, and not-for-profit, as well as financial, healthcare, and retail services industries. The company was formerly known as DATA Group Ltd. and changed its name to DATA Communications Management Corp. in July 2016. DATA Communications Management Corp. was founded in 1959 and is based in Brampton, Canada.

Details
Name: DATA Communications Management Corp.
DCM
Exchange: TSX
Founded: 1959
CA$9,685,581
21,523,515
Website: http://www.datacm.com
Address: DATA Communications Management Corp.
9195 Torbram Road,
Brampton,
Ontario, L6S 6H2,
Canada
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
TSX DCM Common Shares The Toronto Stock Exchange CA CAD 21. Dec 2004
OTCPK DGPI.F Common Shares Pink Sheets LLC US USD 21. Dec 2004
BST 18DN Common Shares Boerse-Stuttgart DE EUR 21. Dec 2004
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
1,250
DATA Communications Management employees.
Industry
Commercial Printing
Commercial Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/11/12 23:54
End of day share price update: 2019/11/12 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2019/08/15
Last earnings reported: 2019/06/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.